Ever been curious about how Frank Oz came up with Miss Piggy? Read on.
When The Muppet Show began on September 5th, 1976, Miss Piggy was just a minor character. Over time, she gradually developed into one of the more main characters.
We know her character as the anthropomorphic pig with a diva complex, but what's funny is the way she was envisioned by Frank Oz, her puppeteer and creator. Oz always assigned hooks, or personalities, to each Muppet, to make them easier to animate and act out more realistically.
Oz made Miss Piggy's hook out to be a “truck driver wanting to be a woman.” It really brings a new light to her outrageous personality. But as crazy as this is, she still had a novel on the New York Times Bestseller list!